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Schopenhauerism

[shoh-puh n-hou-uh-riz-uh m]
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noun
  1. the philosophy of Schopenhauer, who taught that only the cessation of desire can solve the problems arising from the universal impulse of the will to live.
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Origin of Schopenhauerism

First recorded in 1880–85; Schopenhauer + -ism
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